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Blinken extends congratulations on China’s National Day

A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct 1, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday extended congratulations on China's National Day, which falls on Oct 1.

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"On behalf of the United States of America, I would like to extend our congratulations to the people of the People's Republic of China (PRC) as the country celebrates its National Day on October 1," Blinken said in a statement released by the State Department.

"As the United States seeks to work cooperatively to solve the challenges we all face, we wish the people of the PRC peace, happiness, and prosperity over the coming year," he added.

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This Friday marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the PRC.